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Bayern Munich winger ArjenRobben is set to “give everything” for his national team side in the forthcoming World Cup qualifiers.

The perennially injured but highly talented playmaker has promised his all for the Netherlands. The recovering player wants to help the team close the gap with leaders Sweden when they play France and Bulgaria.

Robbenfeatured in Bundesliga games against Bayer Leverkusen as a sub and played more than an hour against Werder Bremen. The 33-year old admits he is not yet 100 percent fit from his calf injury but has to help out in the crucial games.

“I still need some matches. I cannot ask to move this game so I can play for 90 minutes. I’m going to give everything I have in me,” he promised.

On concerns that he has not played one full game since returning from injury, he explained that Carlo Ancelotti wanted to be on the safe side hence substituting him against Werder.

“It was logical that I could not finish a match yet, but it was not that I was completely demolished. I could go further,” he added. Read more »


Dutch winger ArjenRobben has had an illustrious career.

Despite his fitness affecting him, he remains one of the most prominent players in his position in the history of the game. The Bayern Munich star is not sure of remaining in Germany for long as he eyes a return to his native.

The former Chelsea and Real Madrid star wants to return to the Netherlands after his career so he might not commit to further play time at the Allianz Arena, according to reports. He had won various titles in his home country, England, Spain and Germany. On the international stage, he has been exceptional as well.

Mr Cut-inside as he is fondly called is revered for his killer left foot. He cuts from the right wing and buries the ball at the back of the net often. The 33-year old player might call time on his career at the end of this season. He scored 13 goals and created 49 chances last season. While he can still play on, he is inclined to consider a move back home. Read more »


Bayern Munich winger ArjenRobben remains critical of the standard of refereeing in the quarter final fixture against Real Madrid.

The game was an exciting one to see as both top sides competed to make the last four in Europe’s elite competition.

Real went into the match with an advantage after securing a 2-1 finish in Germany the previous week. The German contingent was not at their peak as they had injured stars sidelined. Javi Martinez was red carded before Real went on to win using their advantage.

Bayern came with a strong mentality in the return leg in Spain but Arturo Vidal, who missed a penalty kick in the previous leg, was sent off. Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals in alleged offside positions to change the game in its dying minutes. Robben was unhappy with the decisions the referees made as it heavily influenced the game.

“You know in my opinion what I think is it’s a shame that you see such a great game, everyone in the world, neutrals, Madrid fans, Bayern fans, see great match. It was two top teams, a joy to watch. And then a game like that is being decided by crucial decisions by referee. Read more »

Bayern needs to improve

Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben believes that Bayern Munich must improve if they want to win the Champions League.

He said that the teams should not allow themselves to think that they are too strong after beating Arsenal.

For Robben, it was a no-show from the Gunners and that the players should not expect other teams to perform as badly as Arsenal.

He said he was surprised by the manner the team collapse in the first-leg and that he was expecting a tougher test.

Robben said that he does not understand how a team that features players such as Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil could perform so poorly.

He has warned his teammates that they will not be getting an easy game like this in the next round and that they will have to do a lot better if they want to win the trophy. Read more »


Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben revealed to ESPN FC that history does not hold sway against Arsenal in the Champions League.

Bayern have been the better side in the previous encounters against the Gunners, having knocked them out in 2013 and 2014 seasons respectively, and thumped them 5-1 in the 2015 group stage meeting.

After the Monday draws indicate that the pair were drawn together again in the round of 16, Dutch winger, Robben says the German champions will not underrate Arsene Wenger’s men when they meet in February.

“It’s Arsenal, again. We were expecting a new opponent, someone whom we haven’t played against before,” he informed ESPN FC’s Raphael Honigstein. “But got we are paired with Arsenal again.”

“We have happy memories of past meetings but happy memories don’t take you to the next round. They are a very strong team, even stronger than they were last year. They’re doing very well in the Premier League at the moment.”

In all, Arsenal has won just three of their last ten matches against the Bavarians in the Champions League, the last one being the 2-0 triumph in the first leg of the group stage meetings last season while Bayern have won five. However, Robben insists they must not be complacent as the pressure is still very much on.

He emphasized that Bayern has frequently been the victor in their meetings over the last few years but that should give room to slacking against the London firepower. “We always got through to the next round, but maybe this one will be the toughest one so far,” he said.

The pressure will be on both teams since it is imperative for the German team to be at 100 percent performance after the winter break when they face the Gunners while Arsenal must do everything possible to make it to the quarterfinal stage for the first time in many years.

“Our target is always the final. But this draw doesn’t make it easy for either team,” Robben said.

Despite injuries, Robben is interested in signing a contract extension

According to the father of ArjenRobben, the injury riddled player is open and actually hoping to have his contract with the German club extended even though he has been sustaining a string of injuries that has kept him out of action for a significantly long period of time.

Hans is ArjenRobben’s dad and he works as his agent, he has stated that it normally is not a problem for Robben on having his contract extended as the 32 year old player has managed to play a huge role for Bayern Munich in their success of successively winning the Bundesliga title as well as many other pieces of silverware from the past 10 years.

Out of the past 7 seasons, ArjenRobben has missed out of 60% of Bundesliga matches but he has still been able to contribute enormously for the German club even though he has consistently been suffering with injuries by helping to win the previously mentioned pieces of silverware.

Hans stated that Robben is indeed willing to continue performing for Bayern Munich and despite a contract extension being a realistic outcome, this does not ensure that ArjenRobben will indeed get a renewal as the final decision is eventually going to be decided by the club in itself. Read more »


Robert Lewandoski has started the new campaign on a good note, scoring three in the 6-0 thrashing of Werder Bremen in the Bavarians’ curtain raiser.

In the last term, he hit 30 goals that were crucial to the winning of the fourth Bundesliga title. He is one of the biggest strikers in world football today, and his record of 80 goals for Bayern since his swap from Borussia Dortmund in 2014 proves this.

Bayern manager Carlo Ancelotti has a strong team, with great replacements for the numerous competitions yet complains about Lewandowski’s competition remain. The club’s loyalist Thomas Berthold told news outlet Deutsche Welle: “Carletto [nickname for Carlo Ancelotti] has one big problem – just one big striker. They don’t have top strikers on the bench to win the Champions League.”

The blunt statement is debatable considering that clubs have won the prestigious continental title without numerous top strikers, but the issue at hand worth discussing is the way forward for the club after three pauses in the Champions League semi final stage with former coach Pep Guardiola.
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Bayern Munich forward Arjen Robben was pictured training on Saturday morning as he continues his intensive session with the hope he would be able to return early to the team.

The Dutch international has been working hard at his comeback as he is expected in say another three weeks. However, it wouldn’t be out of place if the German outfit opt to hold off his resumption till after the international break. Another option is to get late substitution offers until he regains full match fitness.

The former Chelsea and Real Madrid player picked up the groin back injury when Bayern played a friendly against Lippstadt. The injury was non-contact, yet a devastating one for the injury-laden player when his career is winding down, and when a host of changes are being made to the team. Robben and Douglas Costa are out of the game against Dortmund in the German Supercup. Franck Ribbery has not attained full match fitness, so he is in doubt. This leaves the option of Thomas Muller and Kingsley Coman to finish the job.

Coman would have a big chance to prove to the new coach Carlos Ancelotti that he is capable of converting first team chances. The young Frenchman would have to step up and control the pace of the game, use it to secure his position in the squad, else when any of the established players return, he would give up the spot.
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Talented winger Argen Robben has resumed this season much earlier than his team mates, according to reports in Germany.

The embattled Bayern Munich star has been a subject of speculation with a move away from the club, especially as contract talks have been pushed aside for now. He made his first appearance on the team’s training pitch a week before his team mates. He appeared along with Holger Badstuber.

The duo made their move to the club’s Sabener Strasse for the first time on Monday though the team is supposed to resume training officially on July 11. Both players decided to cut their summer break a week early. Both players didn’t return early for the fun as they were pictured performing various running drills in the training pitch. The club’s official handle tweeted pictures of the duo training hard ahead of the 2016/2017 campaign.

Robben has been on the sidelines since the first week of March, 2016 due to persistent groin problem. Badstuber, on the other hand, suffered a fractured ankle in February. Both players have fully recovered but would need to prove it to the team and new coach Carlo Ancelotti. Robben’s contract is set to expire in the summer of next year and has refused to comment on his future. The 32-year old player would need to do well, else he would be likely sold to admirers before his contract lapses and he becomes a free agent.

The other players would likely not join soon as they are mostly on national team duty for Germany at the Euro 2016. Others who have been knocked out of the tournament like striker Robert Lewandowski, who is also the captain of Poland, might not cut his holiday short but he is expected at the club next week Monday. If the German national team lift the trophy on Sunday, they might also not be back in time when the camp opens on Monday.


Prolific winger, Arjen robben says the player is targeting a return for the DFB Pokal final against Borussia Dortmund on May 21 according to his osteopath.

The 32-year old Netherlands international is currently training individually after suffering an adductor injury last month and has not played since Bayern’s goalless draw with Dortmund in the Bundesliga on March 5.

The winger would have loved to be fit in time for their crucial semi final tie against Atletico Madrid especially since Bayern are a goal down from the first leg, but there appears to have little prospect of being fit in time. The forward hopes to step up his recovery in the near future.

Hub Westhovens, who has been Robben’s personal osteopath for several years, told Sport Bild:

“Arjen currently can do a lot of running and sprinting exercise.

“I think that the return leg against Atletico is too early — we don’t want to rush anything. If everything goes according to plan, Arjen can resume team training by the end of this week or early next week.”

The player, who began training with the ball again on Friday, is more likely to make his return when Bayern take on Dortmund in the DFB Pokal final at Berlin’s Olympiastadion. Theu currently have just three games left in the Bundeliga. Read more »